- From time to time my trusty minivan (sexy bastion of coolness that it is) has been known to be a bit messy.
- Often I find rare relics of petrified food that I remember we had long, long ago.
- Some of my children's friends jumped into the way back seat a couple of days back and shrieked at the leftover corner of an Egg McMuffin. (They simply tossed it out, affording neighborhood birds a dandy, cheese-filled treat.)
- Once we were driving down the road, ran into my oldest daughter's best friend and invited her to come along with us to dinner. She was barefoot, so she couldn't go. 'Problem?' you ask. No problem - we found a pair of her shoes in the backseat!
- Many times I can find just the art supplies a friend in need needs, just by opening up the back hatch.
And one more thing: I believe one should not use the plight of others to feel better; that it is wrong to put others down in an effort to build one's self up.
However, I will now do just that.
I offer my apologies in advance.
The photograph below makes me feel better. It does.
Recently I exited the local QT, and this is what I saw. I stood still, mouth agape. I stared in amazement.
I stood taller. I felt better. I circled the car. I looked into all of the windows. And I waited to see who returned to the car. I even felt like such a maven of car cleanliness that I stood to take a photo. I couldn't pass it up. I just couldn't.
I never saw the person who owned the car, but I did notice that there wasn't much room for a driver. There was, however, just about anything else any human could ever want - perhaps in an entire lifetime.
In an effort to protect the as yet unknown identity of the car owner, I have cropped the photo close. That's the least I could do.
The he or she who drives this car gave me a great gift.
Since this sighting, I have sat up straighter in the driver's seat, I have (mostly) ridded the car of some debris (every few days) and I am confident that as of this writing, there are no rock hard french fries in the floorboard of our van.
Life is good, though I do worry a bit that we won't have what we need in a pinch.